Friday, February 12, 2010

Family Events Happening this Weekend

Just wanted to tell you about some fun family events happening in the Los Angeles area this weekend. Have a great Valentine's/President's day Weekend everyone!

Saturday, February 13 -15
Harlem Globetrotters are in town:
Saturday, February 13 Honda Center, Anaheim (1:00pm and 7:00pm)
Sunday, February 14 STAPLES Center, Los Angeles (1:00pm and 6:00pm)
Monday, February 15 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario (1:00pm)

Saturday, February 13 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bitty Bear's Birthday Celebration
American Girl Place, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A. Be part of Bitty Bear's birthday party, which includes making a girl-sized tiara. Ages 3 and older. Free. 877-247-5223.

Saturday, February 13 - 11 - 5p.m.
Target Free Family Saturday
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., L.A. "Love Around The World" is the theme for today's activities. Free. 213-625-0414.

Saturday, February 13 - 11a.m.
Saturday Scene
UCLA Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A. It's African tales and rhythms from Jambo Watoto. Ages 5 and older. $15. 310-208-5454.

Saturday February 13 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Storytelling Series
Children's Book World, 10580-1/2 Pico Blvd., L.A. Ellen Switkes hosts this engaging, interactive story time. Ages 3-7. Free. 310-559-BOOK.

Saturday, February 13 - 2pm to 4pm
reDiscover Center
12958 W Washington Blvd
Gever Tulley, TED speaker and author of "50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do)" will take apart appliances with kids at the reDiscover Center. Tulley is founder of the Tinkering School and is interested in helping kids learn how to build, solve problems, use new materials and hack old ones for new purposes. "There are many "dangerous" things that are interesting, eye-opening, enlightening or just plain fun! And while there are aspects of danger in virtually everything we do, the trick is to learn how mastery actually minimizes danger."
Ideal for Families with Children 8yo and up
RSVP 310-393-3636

Sunday, February 14 - 2-4 p.m.
Sunday Family Program Lincoln Logs
Zimmer Children's Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100, L.A. Prep for President's Day by helping to make a log cabin banner. $3 with admission: $8 adults, $5 children 3 and older. 323-761-8984.

Monday, February 15, 11am-2pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Global Noodle!
February 14 marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, bringing in the Year of the Tiger! Come join us on Monday, February 15th at The Treehouse Social Club for tiger face-painting, lantern-making, dragon crafts, storytelling and a special Chinese New Year treat!  Free for Treehouse members; non-members pay $9 open play rate (
For more information about the event, contact: Patricia Tay-Weiss 310.804.5079, The Treehouse Social Club, 426 South Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills

Sunday. February 14 - 2PM-3:30PM
In the Kidspace Kitchen: Sushi
Celebrate Valentine's Day In the Kidspace Kitchen! Work with your child to make California rolls for lunch with a special chocolate dessert. For ages 6 and up with a caregiver. Class is $35 per child and includes admission to the Museum for adult and child. Kidspace Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena

Monday, February 15 - 10-3p.m.
Annual President's Day Celebration. Fun for the whole family!
Ronald Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley

Monday February 15 - noon-8 p.m.
Target Free Holiday Mondays
LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Enjoy your holiday Monday with a free day at LACMA. Free.

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